Whether they be patchy, lopsided, itchy or epic, Movember is responsible for the increase in men sporting moustaches in Australia and around the world. The goal is to ‘change the face of men’s health’ through raising awareness around prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
As with many great ideas, Movember’s origin story started over a beer between two mates in Melbourne. It has since evolved to become a global event, and you don’t need to grow a Mo to participate. If you want to support the cause, you can:
- Grow a Mo—your moustache can inspire donations, conversations and real change
- Move for change—run or walk 60 kilometres over the month for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every year
- Host a get-together—virtual or in person, host a group of friends and raise much-needed funds for men’s health.
This Movember, we’re highlighting the fantastic research Griffith is doing in the field of men’s health.
Browse all our open access research on men’s health via Griffith Research Online or check out a few of the interesting articles we’ve included below:
- The Weight of History: Does Family History Influence Men’s Perceptions of Risk and Prostate Cancer Screening Decisions
- The Measure of a Man: Relationships Between Masculinities, Risk-Taking and the Determinants of Health
- Men’s health and communities of practice in Australia
- Retired men and Men’s Sheds in Australia
- Measuring Masculinity in Men With Chronic Disease
- Financial toxicity: A potential side effect of prostate cancer treatment among Australian men
- Using Facebook for Health Promotion in “Hard-to-Reach” Truck Drivers: Qualitative Analysis